European Commission to adopt a company law and corporate governance package

  • Start date : 09/04/2014 00:00:00
  • End date : 09/04/2014 23:59:59
  • Where : Brussels, Belgium

Topics, Press Conference, European Commission

On Wednesday, 9 April, the European Commission will adopt a company law and corporate governance package, which will include:


- a proposal to revise the Shareholder Rights Directiveto tackle certain corporate governance shortcomings in European listed companies, mainly relating to insufficient engagement of shareholders and lack of adequate transparency.

- a proposal for a Directive on single-member companies to make it easier to set up companies with a single shareholder across the EU; and

- a Commission Recommendation to improve corporate governance reporting by listed companies.


The aim of this package of measures is to improve the corporate governance of companies listed on the stock exchange, which in turn will help to increase the competitiveness and long-term sustainability of these companies, and to provide cost-efficient company law solutions for SMEs which operate across borders.


Internal Market and Services Commissioner Michel Barnier will present the package of measures at a press conference, preceded by a technical briefing – details to be confirmed.


Press release and memo will be available on the day.